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Michael Daley won't contest NSW Labor leadership after losing election

Daley stood aside on Monday until after the federal election, but has now said he will not contest top jobJust 24 hours after saying he would be a contender in the ballot as leader of the New South Wales opposition in eight weeks’ time, Labor’s Michael Daley has announced he won’t be seeking the job again.Daley’s withdrawal from the race comes as the NSW ALP tries to prevent Daley’s racially charged comments during the state campaign from infecting the federal campaign. Continue reading...
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One 'very small' coal plant on Scott Morrison's list of 12 energy projects

Government announces generation projects that could win public support, and will examine need for a new coal plant in Queensland Scott Morrison has attempted to mollify rebel Queenslanders by promising to examine whether a new coal plant is needed in north Queensland, and by signing off on a shortlist for new power generation that includes “one very small” coal project in New South Wales proposed by coal baron and LNP donor, Trevor St Baker.Cabinet on Tuesday signed off on a shortlist of 12 gene...
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William Tyrrell inquest: foster mother immediately thought 'somebody has taken him'

Two cars seen the morning William disappeared were gone by the time family realised he was missing, coroner toldWilliam Tyrrell’s foster mother has told a coroner she immediately thought “someone has taken him” when the New South Wales town of Kendall fell quiet and the three-year-old boy vanished without a trace.“I couldn’t hear a thing. It was silent, there was no wind, there were no birds,” the woman said in Sydney on Tuesday at an inquest into William’s disappearance and suspected death in S...
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Backpacker charged after woman finds hidden camera in Bondi hostel bathroom

Hong Kong man, 36, allegedly hid camera inside a deodorant stick which his French roommate spotted after she finished showeringA tourist from Hong Kong is behind bars after allegedly hiding a camera inside a deodorant stick in the bathroom of a hostel at Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach.The man’s roommate – a woman on holiday from France – had just finished showering when she spotted the camera and a toiletry bag on the sink of their shared ensuite on Monday night. Continue reading...
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Tour of an off-grid house in Australia

Paul and Annett built a self-sufficient, off-grid house in New South Wales with air conditioning and electrical appliances. They use just 25% of the solar energy that their rooftop solar voltaic system is capable of generating. The also have solar-heated water for showers, a biogas digester that turns waste food into combustible gas, and a composting toilet. They also have a 10,000 liter water tank, but Australia has been experiencing drought as of late, so they have to be conservative with t...
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William Tyrrell inquest: foster mother recalls seeing two cars the morning he disappeared

First day of inquest hears recordings of William’s foster parents calling triple-zero and speaking to policeWilliam Tyrrell’s foster mother has cried while telling a New South Wales coroner of the moment she recalled seeing two cars parked on a nearby road the morning he disappeared.“My heart just sank because I just thought those two cars were there for both of them,” she said on Monday, referring to the three-year-old boy and his sister. Continue reading...
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NSW state election 2019: Coalition wins majority government

NSW Coalition has the seats to form a majority as Michael Daley stands aside until new Labor leader vote held after the federal electionABC’s election analyst Antony Green has called the seat of Dubbo for the Nationals, giving New South Wales premier Gladys Berejiklian the 47th seat she needs to claim majority government of the state.And the opposition leader, Michael Daley, has stood aside in favour of his deputy Penny Sharpe, though he still intends to offer himself as leader in a rank-and-fil...
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William Tyrrell inquest: foster family noticed he was missing when garden got 'too quiet'

First day of inquest hears recordings of William’s foster parents calling triple-zero and speaking to policeWilliam Tyrrell’s foster family first noticed he was missing when the garden where he was playing became “too quiet” on the morning of his disappearance in 2014, a New South Wales coroner has been told.The three-year-old boy had been dressed as Spiderman, climbing trees and “pretending to be a daddy tiger”, his foster mother told a triple-zero operator on 12 September. Continue reading...
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NSW election: Gladys Berejiklian confident Coalition will win a majority

Government clings to power despite big gains from minor parties and independentsGladys Berejiklian has said she is confident the Coalition will return to government in New South Wales with a razor-thin majority as counting continues The premier, who is the daughter of Armenian migrants, reiterated her objection to comments by the Labor leader, Michael Daley, about young Sydneysiders leaving the city and being replaced by “Asians”, which surfaced in the final week of the campaign, suggesting her...
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Shooters say support for NSW government conditional on Murray-Darling action

Robert Borsak says his party, which picked up three seats in lower house and another in upper house, will use its clout to push through its policy agendaThe Shooters, Fishers and Farmers party will not negotiate on any legislation with the newly elected New South Wales state government until the Coalition addresses its concerns around the Murray-Darling River, its leader said on Sunday.The Shooters were the big winners in Saturday’s election, picking up three seats in the state’s lower house and...
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Chris Minns likely to challenge Michael Daley for NSW Labor leadership

Party’s rising star says ALP needs ‘to have a close look at ourselves’ as Daley faces pressure after election loss The Kogarah MP, Chris Minns, is likely to challenge Michael Daley for the leadership of the New South Wales Labor party, but first he needs to hang on to his multicultural seat in the wake of Daley’s damaging comments on Asian migration during the state election campaign.“I am not going to rule anything in or out,” Minns told the Guardian. “We will have been in opposition for 12 yea...
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Independents Kerryn Phelps and Zali Steggall buoyed by NSW election results

High-profile federal candidates point to progressive swings in Sydney’s east and north shore as evidence climate change remains key issueThe strong showing for independents and Greens on Sydney’s north shore in the New South Wales election, and the likely win for Labor in Coogee, have buoyed the two most high-profile independents contesting Sydney seats in the federal election.The independent MP for the federal seat of Wentworth, Kerryn Phelps, said the results showed the electorate was interest...
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Stan Grant turns down Liberal offer to run in key Sydney federal seat – report

Journalist says it was an honour to be asked by Scott Morrison to run in Reid, but ‘that role is just not for me’The ABC presenter Stan Grant was reportedly approached by the Liberal party to run in the federal seat of Reid, in Sydney’s inner west, but turned down the offer.Grant, a well-known Indigenous figure who now works at Griffith University, was rung by the prime minister, Scott Morrison, 10 days ago and summoned to Kirribilli House to discuss the opportunity, the Sydney Morning Herald re...
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Gladys Berejiklian leads Coalition to third term in government in NSW

Premier says she will work closely with minor parties as prospect of minority government remains Gladys Berejiklian has led the Coalition to a third term in government in New South Wales, despite a rising tide of minor parties and independents, and has become the first woman elected premier of the state at a general election.Many seats were still too close to call on Saturday evening but one thing was certain – the night had been a disaster for Labor, with no chance of forming government and no ...
Tags: New South Wales election 2019, Gladys Berejiklian, New South Wales, Liberal party, Coalition, Labor party, One Nation, New South Wales politics


Seats to watch: where the NSW election will be won or lost

Three-cornered contests, independents and minor parties make calling this election more challenging than usualKeeping track of the New South Wales election on Saturday night will be more challenging than usual because of the high number of three-cornered contests and the likelihood of several independents or minor parties winning lower house seats.There are 93 seats in the Legislative Assembly. The Coalition currently has 52, so if it loses fewer than six seats it will retain government. Labor n...
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Alleged far-right extremist charged with threatening lawyer and journalist

Sydney man Nathan Sykes accused of making violent threats to Melbourne lawyer and journalist Luke McMahonAn alleged far-right extremist has been charged in Sydney with threatening a Melbourne lawyer and journalist who had written about him.Nathan Sykes was arrested at his Brighton-Le-Sands home on Friday morning and taken to Newtown police station where he was charged with three counts of using a carriage service to menace, harass or cause offence; and two counts of using a carriage service to t...
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Eggs recalled in four states due to 'exotic' salmonella strain

Five people fall ill from eggs linked to Victoria’s Bridgewater PoultryAn “exotic” strain of salmonella has prompted a recall of some egg brands across four states and the destruction of hundreds of thousands of hens.Five people ranging in age from their 20s to their 80s contracted salmonella enteritidis linked to eggs produced by Victoria’s Bridgewater Poultry, the state’s health department said. Continue reading...
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Allianz stadium report shows case for rebuild 'a sham', Michael Daley says

Labor leader points to report prepared for SCG Trust that says venue non-compliance could be fixed for $18mThe NSW opposition leader, Michael Daley, says a report showing Allianz Stadium could have been upgraded to meet safety standards for a mere $18m - a fraction of the $730m price tag for knocking it down and rebuilding it – shows the government’s case for the knockdown and rebuild “is nothing more than a sham”.The report prepared for the SCG Trust in 2016 suggested the Moore Park venue could...
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Bangers and ballots: everything you need to know about the NSW election

There’s a good chance Saturday’s poll will produce a hung parliament. Here’s how to make your vote count – and where to buy your democracy sausageAlmost 5.3 million people are enrolled to vote at more than 8,000 voting stations in Saturday’s state election. New South Wales has fixed terms, with elections held on the fourth Saturday in March every four years since 1995. About a quarter of voters cast their ballot before election day in 2015, and this is expected to rise in 2019. Almost 850,000 pe...
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NSW election: Michael Daley stumbles over spending in final debate

Labor leader unsure on his party’s figures in debate with Gladys Berejiklian, two days before state poll Michael Daley has suffered two moments of memory lapse during the final leaders’ debate before the NSW election, admitting he could not recall the exact numbers around his education and Tafe funding policies.The Labor leader told the audience he would spend more on education, with a promised “100% Gonski funding”. Continue reading...
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Hughes and Larkin set up New South Wales for final push

Jackson Bird claimed three wickets but Trent Copeland pushed the total beyond 300
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NSW election: the Labor underdogs fighting for unlikely northern prizes

Veteran Janelle Saffin and rookie Asren Pugh hope to snare two marginal northern rivers seats from Nationals and GreensJanelle Saffin could have been forgiven for eschewing the opportunity to stand for the seat of Lismore at this weekend’s New South Wales election.After a political career spanning nearly 30 years, including consecutive defeats at the last two federal elections, winning the seat for Labor was going to require a Rocky-like resurrection. But as she sat at home in the aftermath of t...
Tags: Australia news, Australian politics, New South Wales, New South Wales politics, Labor party, Australian Greens, National party, Lismore, New South Wales election 2019, Janelle Saffin, Asren Pugh, GreensJanelle Saffin


Michael Daley gives 'unqualified apology' for claim Asian workers taking jobs

NSW Labor leader says his comments ‘were not intended to come out the way they did’ The New South Wales opposition leader, Michael Daley, has issued an unequivocal apology for his remarks about Asians with PhDs taking “our kids’” jobs as the party goes into damage control to staunch the fallout in electorates with large Chinese populations.With three days until polling day, the comments have seriously dented Labor’s momentum when polls were showing them 50-50 with the Coalition. Continue reading...
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Michael Daley claims Asian workers taking young people's jobs in Sydney

NSW Labor leader says ‘no offence’ meant after video surfaces of him saying ‘our kids are moving out and foreigners are moving in’The New South Wales opposition leader, Michael Daley has been forced to defend a video from 2018 in which he said young Sydneysiders were leaving and being replaced by workers from Asia.The footage shows comments made in September during a Politics in the Pub session in Wentworth Falls, in the Blue Mountains, the Daily Telegraph reports. Continue reading...
Tags: Asia, Race, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales politics, Labor party, NSW Labor, Wentworth Falls, Michael Daley, New South Wales election 2019, Blue Mountains the Daily Telegraph


NSW Coalition would need to borrow $7bn to fund election promises, analysis shows

Parliamentary budget office finds government’s net borrowing would increase from $38.6bn to almost $46bn Independent analysis of the New South Wales Coalition’s costings shows the party would have to borrow an extra $7.3bn to help fund its election commitments.The parliamentary budget office on Monday released its budget impact statements for both the Coalition and Labor. Continue reading...
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Sir Freddie the ram's 50-year-old frozen sperm used to produce offspring

Australian researchers believe it is the oldest viable stored semen of any species in the worldDecades after his 1960s heyday, Sir Freddie the ram has sired offspring from beyond the grave in what researchers believe is a project that shows the world’s oldest viable stored semen.A team at the University of Sydney has defrosted Sir Freddie’s 50-year-old semen and that of three other rams and successfully impregnanted it in 34 merino ewes. Continue reading...
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Christchurch shootings: Australian homes raided over NZ mosque attacks

New South Wales police search two homes near the hometown of the alleged Christchurch mosque gunman.
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Kathleen Folbigg to testify at inquiry into convictions for killing her four babies

NSW woman jailed in 2003 will give evidence about her diary entries at the judicial review of her caseKathleen Megan Folbigg, who was found guilty of killing her four babies in the decade from 1989, will give evidence related to her personal diary entries at a Sydney inquiry into her convictions.Folbigg was jailed for at least 25 years in 2003. The four children – Caleb, Patrick, Sarah and Laura – all died aged between 19 days and 19 months. Continue reading...
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Australian police search homes linked to NZealand mosque gunman

Australian counter-terrorism police searched two homes early Monday linked to the gunman accused of killing 50 people at two New Zealand mosques last week, police said. The homes were in the New South Wales towns of Sandy Beach and Lawrence, both near the town of Grafton where Brenton Tarrant, the alleged shooter, grew up. "The primary aim of the activity is to formally obtain material that may assist New Zealand police in their ongoing investigation," a police statement said.
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New Zealand mosque attack: counter-terrorism police raid homes in Australia – live

Police search several homes in New South Wales as police in New Zealand continue to question Australian suspect 12.24am GMT Penny Wong, Australia’s shadow minister for foreign affairs, gave a speech lat night at the vigil for the victims of the Christchurch shooting at Marion mosque at Park Holme, near Adelaide.We gather here tonight in a time of great sorrow and a time of great sadness.We gather to mourn the tragic and senseless murder of fifty people – mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, ...
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